+353 (0) 63 91300 reception@ballyhoura.org

Mainly Not Looking an exhibition of new work by Gillian Cussen will be opened on Friday 7th September @ 7.30pm by Emma Klemenecic, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. 

The Colour of Joy an exhibition of new work by Sandra Sheehan will open on Thursday 4th October @ 7.30pm.  All are welcome.   

Saturday 1st September @ 8pm
Lakedaemon in association with Theatre Upstairs present Hero by Ken Rogan

Hero is an original work about a man’s struggles with love. Life quickly grows more complicated for Smithy (Daithí Mac Suibhne) after a chance encounter with Marissa. This is one man’s hilarious, down to earth odyssey through love, ankle injuries and what happens when you don’t know how to lose…
Daithí is currently appearing as Emmet O’Brien in RTÉ’s Fair City. He was also a series regular in seasons 19 and 20 of Ros na Rún for TG4.
Tickets €15/€12                      Running Time – 55 mins

Saturday 8th September @ 8pm
Gospel Unity – German Gospel Choir
The choir’s repertoire includes English and African songs, traditional and international Gospel Music as well as spirituals; all with powerful themes and positive messages. Their honest and heartfelt singing never fails to draw enthusiastic response from their varied audiences.  Gospel Unity is under the direction of Ulrike Bourehil and will have both piano and percussion accompaniment.  The choir was formed in 1999 by a small group of dedicated singers, who are thrilled to think that their enterprise will be bringing them to Kilmallock.  
Tickets €10                 Friends 2 for 1

Wednesday 12th September @ 8pm
Making the Grade
Dir: Ken Wardrop      2017    Ireland     86 mins     Cert: G
Making the Grade invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers
and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams.  This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades. This is a story of the transformative power of music and may inspire us all to keep making the grade.  Presented in association with Access cinema. 
Tickets €7



Friday 21st September @ 6.30pm
Culture Night
Book Binding Workshop with Marian Sheehan Ahern

Artist Marian Sheehan Ahern will lead this interactive book binding workshop.  Children will create a hardback accordion book that can be illustrated with Irish folklore and poems. Suitable for children aged 8 – 13 years.  Limited numbers, booking essential.  
Admission free




Friday 28th September @ 8pm
Jack Lukeman  – “Magic Days – Magic Nights”
Jack has spent much of 2017 touring throughout Europe with such luminaries as Jools Holland, Imelda May, Neil Sedaka and Aerosmith.   There’s something for every taste in Jack’s music. His most recent best-selling album “Magic Days was deemed his “best work ever” by The Hot Press and Irish Times amongst others, and was ALBUM OF THE MONTH  on RTE, Radio One.  Like all of Jack’s shows, it promises to a very magical night that will no doubt live long in the memory.

 “A gorgeous, versatile Baritone”…………………… The Washington Post
Tickets €20
Saturday 13th October @ 8pm
CRACKS by Quintessence Theatre Company
CRACKS is a darkly comic & deeply moving new play in which an unsuccessful suicide attempt leaves young Leanne Dowd estranged and attempting to pick up the pieces of a life still shattered by mental illness.

Quintessence Theatre use their innovative physical ensemble story-telling techniques mingled with multi-media platforms of film and music to poignantly explore the profound struggle individuals with mental illness face on a daily basis in Ireland today.
Cast – Leah Rossiter, Anthony Kinahan, Fiona Keenan O’Brien
Tickets 15/€12   Running Time – 90 mins followed by post show discussion

Monday, October 15th @ 11am
Ger Carey LIve – A Comic Journey Inside the Teenage Mind
Ger Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students. Tickets €10
Thursday 18th October @ 8pm
Speckintime presents The
 Curse of the Button Accordionwritten and performed by comedian Sharon Mannion 
Comedian Sharon Mannion pens a hilarious show based on her worries, fears and adventures growing up in a Roscommon village. Will she live up to the expectations of her ex-showband star father and her Midwest FM radio-loving mother?  On receiving a shiny button accordion, Sharon is thrust into the local limelight. But things soon turn sour, when she starts to wonder if Frank the Accordion might have her cursed. 

‘Faultless performance’ ****  The Reviews Hub 
‘Hilarious – full of humour’ **** Red Curtain Reviews
Tickets €15/€12            Running Time – 75 mins                  Friends 2 for 1
Wednesday 24th October @ 8pm
Summer 1993
  (Estiu 1993)
Dir:  Carla Simón        2017    Spain               97 mins            Cert: Club
Language: Catalan
This autobiographical feature explores six-year old Frida conflict as she moves to her Uncle’s farm in Barcelona, following her mother’s death.  Struggling to adjust and process her loss, she also has to contend with an annoying new little sister.  The performances of the two children are disarmingly natural in this gorgeous, yet unsentimental film.  Presented in association with Access cinema. 
Tickets €7.


28th Annual Festival of One Act Drama
Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October @ 8pm
A feast of drama – three evening of drama with some of the best amateur drama groups in the country.  Three one act plays a night for three nights!  
Adjudicator – Lee Wilson A.D.A.
Tickets €12/€10                      Season Ticket €25

Autumn Workshops

Monthly Saturday Morning Creative Writing Workshops with Sheila Quealey commencing Saturday 22nd September.
Children’s Choir with Lisa Finn commencing September.

Halloween Art & Crafts Camp with Jane Howe – Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st October. 

Book Club – Wednesday 26st September @ 7pm.  Reading The Trick of Time by Kit De Wall.                                                                                                 Wednesday 31st October @ 7pm.  Reading From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan. 
Contact Friars’ Gate for details.